Welcome to our July edition of healthy and delicious recipes! This month, we’re bringing you a refreshing Summer Quinoa Salad that bursts with flavors and nutrients, perfect for the warm weather. Packed with vibrant vegetables, protein-rich quinoa, and a zesty lemon-honey dressing, this salad is a delightful way to stay nourished and cool during the summer days.
For the Salad:
For the Lemon-Honey Dressing:
– In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, parsley, and mint
– If using feta cheese, gently fold it into the salad for added creaminess
– In a separate small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, raw honey, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined. Taste and adjust the sweetness or tartness according to your preference
– Drizzle the lemon-honey dressing over the quinoa salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients with the flavorful dressing
– For an extra crunch and nutty flavor, sprinkle the toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds on top of the salad just before serving
– Serve the Summer Quinoa Salad chilled and enjoy the burst of flavors and nutrients with every bite
This Summer Quinoa Salad is not only delectable but also packed with health benefits:
Add some zing to your summer with this revitalizing Summer Quinoa Salad. Packed with wholesome ingredients and a tangy lemon-honey dressing, this salad is a perfect combination of health and taste. Whether you enjoy it as a light lunch, a side dish, or a potluck contribution, this recipe will surely be a hit! Stay tuned for more delicious and nutritious recipes in the coming months, and until then, enjoy this delightful dish under the warm sun!